Welcome to Her Bags Were Packed!

This is an online community with a dual focus on helping women gain confidence to travel on their own and on sharing authentic stories about life, love, trauma, joy, adventure, relationships and anxiety. This is a place to ask your travel questions, a place to express your fears, a place to get help planning trips, and also a place to find support as you wrestle with your story. This is a place to be reminded that you’re not alone, that there are more of us here and we all have baggage. I’ll be sharing the stories I am wrestling with, stories of fear, stories of love, stories of heartbreak, stories of victory, and stories that don’t quite have endings yet...

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Send me your questions, send me your fears, send me your stories.

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Work With Us

Looking for help planning a trip,
need coaching through your first solo adventure, or looking for support as you work to unpack your story? We're here.

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About

I believe, if you let it, travel can be one of the most cathartic and healing experiences of your life.

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We Are Never Safe

I’m walking through the Milano train station trying to find the ticket agent. Everything is normal. I have a plan, and everything is going according to that plan. I look around and see people going about their business — professionals, families, backpackers… I am aware of my surroundings, and nothing is out of the ordinary.

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